Spills and frills! The can-can wasn’t always so. It was once a ballroom dance for couples that evolved into the chorus line of high kicks and petticoats that the Moulin Rouge became known for.
In French, Can-Can means ‘scandal.’ At the time it was considered scandalous for a woman to be seen dancing in public in a way that implied a lack of self control and left the participant hopelessly out of breath.
How the definition of scandal continues to change!
In time for Valentines, a Can-Can craft activity.
“La vie est belle, voila le quadrille!”
‘Life is beautiful, here comes the Cancan!’ Toulouse Lautrec.